Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 3 night game versus the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday.
Not too many things stick out this week. As I mentioned on a previous podcast I did not think that rookie Cameron Heyward would see an increase in snaps this week and he didn\’t. Heyward only saw 8 non-penalty snaps. Also Steve McLendon did not sniff the field at all on defense.
James Farrior and Larry Foote continue to swap out with Farrior receiving two thirds of the playing time. There was a Cortez Allen sighting this week early in the second half. I mentioned this in my post game observations and thought he replaced Ike Taylor for a few plays, but it ended up being Keenan Lewis he replaced, but I never saw Lewis get dinged up. We will see if he continues to pick up a few snaps going forward or if Lewis just had a temporary issue.
Click on the image below to see the full PDF version of the defensive participation chart.
ETA: I had the wrong table posted below on play counts from an earlier game. It has been corrected.